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Bolts last won the day on May 24 2017

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  1. Really well conceived and executed mono TK, sometimes I find these types of shots cliched, but this has real atmosphere.
  2. Enjoy. I loved the 27, great walkaround lens.
  3. Storm over Brighton by -DaveBailey1-
  4. Stratford.jpg by -DaveBailey1-
  5. Nicely composed and balanced set that Richard 👌🏻
  6. Dawn beauts.jpg by -DaveBailey1-
  7. Had that and loved it, one of Fuji’s best.
  8. And you even lucked out on the photo 😉
  9. Yeah! Beautiful pics too 😉
  10. Loved and miss the X-Pro2. Another point is I really don’t need 60 odd megapixels. The D850 is 47 and that’s plenty especially when burst shooting wildlife. I suppose though the punters like to pay top dollar for the highest number of MP’s (and then put it on Instagram).
  11. Bolts

    Advice Sought.

    Based on your needs, budget and cameras/lenses I've actually used I recommend: Nikon D750 used plus a couple of Nikon's cheap but excellent lenses 50mm f/1.8g (all rounder) and 24 or 20mm f/1.8g (landscapes). The camera is full frame, versatile and tilt screen, 24mp, right for landscapes . Also has decent continuous AF and shoots 7fps for pets that move. Fuji XT2 an alternative but not full frame; lighter though if you don't want to carry big cameras. 18-55 lens is better than reviews suggest. Software: I'd go Adobe Lightroom , best for cataloguing photos and good editing functionality.
  12. Not mine either. Incredible piece of tech undoubtedly but it lacks that bit of soul for me as an enthusiast. How technological you want your hobby to be does matter...for me anyway. Example: Sony eye af is amazing, but is it really needed for people not earning money from photography?* If you take portraits on a full frame large MP camera, (especially a Nikon D850), it’s quite tough to nail eye focus every time but definitely not impossible, with practice and when you do it’s great because you’ve had to work at it a bit, understand the camera and probably learned something along the way (plus you, rather than the algorithm can decide which eye to focus on). Continuous focus tracking technology on the other hand is something that can’t easily be replicated by pure skill and there the technology has real relevance IMO. *If I shot anything pro I’d buy a Sony like a shot so that every paying subject’s eye was in focus!
  13. Bolts

    Twitchers Thread

    Wow this thread’s on 🔥massive congrats on the KF Keith, beautifully captured as always. The Common Tern is also somewhat miraculous, great shot. The Bald Eagle is great TK, tones and lighting wonderful